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“New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” coming to Asbury Park in 2011

New Harmonies

I’m happy to be part of the programming committee for an exciting event coming to Asbury Park in Spring 2011. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service program, Museum on Main Street, is presenting “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” at the Asbury Park Public Library from March 12th through April 17th.

The focus of the exhibit is the ongoing cultural process that has created such indigenous American music as Gospel, Blues, Country, Cajun, Native American, and Tejano. Individual stories of musicians are featured, and histories of various styles are provided through interactive displays.

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In honor of this event, The City of Asbury Park has announced a 2011 Musical Heritage Celebration to showcase its own rich and varied legacy of music.  We are planning specific exhibit-related programs, and a year’s worth of great concerts, lectures, workshops, and film screenings.  Please visit Asbury Park Where Music Lives for more information and a complete calendar.  See you there!